Today's stupid warning email.
> I bought a bunch of stuff, over £150, & I glanced at my receipt as the
> cashier was handing me the bags. I saw a cash-back of £40. I told her I
> didn't request a cash back & to delete it. She said I'd have to take
> the £40 because she couldn't delete it. I told Her to call a
> supervisor. Supervisor came & said I'd have to take it.. I said NO!
> Taking the £40 would be a cash advance against my Credit card & I
> wasn't paying interest on a cash advance!!!!! If they couldn't delete
> it then they would have to delete the whole order. So the supervisor
> had the cashier delete the whole order & re-scan everything! The second
> time I looked at the electronic pad before I signed & a cash-back of
> £20 popped up. At that point I told the cashier & she deleted it. The
> total came out right. The cashier agreed that the Electronic Pad must
> be defective.
> Obviously the cashier knew the electronic pad was defective because she
> NEVER offered me the £40 at the beginning. Can you imagine how many
> people went through before me & at the end of her shift how much money
> she pocketed?
> Just to alert everyone. My co worker went to Milford , Sainsburys last
> week. She had her items rung up by the cashier. The cashier hurried her
> along and didn't give her a receipt. She asked the cashier for a
> receipt and the cashier was annoyed and gave it to her. My co worker
> didn't look at her receipt until later that night. The receipt showed
> that she asked for £20 cash back. SHE DID NOT ASK FOR CASH BACK!
> My co-worker called Sainsburys who investigated but could not see the
> cashier pocket the money. She then called her niece who works for the
> bank and her niece told her this. This is a new scam going on. The
> cashier will key in that you asked for cash back and then hand it to
> her friend who is the next person in the queue.
> Please, please, please check your receipts right away when using credit
> or debit cards!
> This is NOT limited to Sainsburys; they are one of the largest
> retailers so they have the most incidents.
> I am adding to this. My husband and I were in Sainsburys and paying
> with credit card when my husband went to sign the credit card signer he
> just happen to notice there was a £20 cash back added. He told the
> cashier that he did not ask nor want cash back and she said this
> machine has been messing up and she canceled it. We really didn't think
> anything of it until we read this email.
> I wonder how many "seniors" have been, or will be, "stung" by this
> To make matters worse ...THIS SCAM CAN BE DONE ANYWHERE, AT ANY RETAIL
> OR WHOLESALE LOCATION!!!
> BEFORE LEAVING THE CHECK-OUT........CHECK YOUR RECEIPT!!!!!
> THIS COULD HAPPEN ANYWHERE. CHECK YOUR RECEIPT BEFORE LEAVING THE
> STAND. I'VE SEEN PEOPLE DO JUST THAT. NOW I'LL START!
> PASS THIS ON TO YOUR FRIENDS, KIDS, LOVED ONES.